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Eclipse Foundation Joins JCP
Greater Involvement with Java Standards Development & Implementation Expected
The Eclipse Foundation has reportedly joined the Java Community Process (JCP) on January 12, 2007. It also joined the Object Management Group (OMG) and the OSGi Alliance, because as Eclipse Executive Director Mike Milinkovich said, "Many projects at Eclipse rely on standards from JCP, OMG and OSGi, and we believe its simply good behavior to contribute back by joining."
An Expert-to-Engineer Web-based Course Brings the Experts to You
Java EE 5 Platform and Enterprise JavaBeans 3.0 Covered
Sign up for a Web-based course that features experts on Java technology, specifically on Java EE 5 and Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) 3.0. Presenters include Bill Shannon, Linda DeMichiel, Rajiv Mordani and Greg Murray.
New Mobile Application: Monitor Home Alarm System with uConnect
Java Technology Based Solution
One of the new technologies featured on the java.com website is uControl, a new mobile application that can send a message to a cell phone if there is a problem with your home alarm system. This security solution is for VoIP and cell-phone-only households.
Servers
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New Sun Fire T1000 and T2000 Server Standard Configurations
Up to 22 Percent Higher Performance
New enhancements have been made to the Sun Fire T1000 and T2000 servers that deliver up to 22 percent higher system performance. The new standard configuration will include 1.4GHz UltraSPARC T1 processors and 64GB of memory.
World Records for Sun Fire T2000 Server and Sun Fire X4600 M2 Server
Benchmarks: Lotus R6iNotes, SPECweb2005,SPECjAppServer2004
The Sun Fire T2000 server with 1.4GHz UltraSPARC T1 using Lotus Domino 7.0.2 mail server delivered world record results with best per-socket performance of 23200 and world record performance/watt for the Lotus R6iNotes on Domino mail HTTP based R6iNotes benchmark. The Sun Fire X4600 M2 server also delivered world record performance on the floating-point throughput suite of SPEC CPU2000, for all 4-socket x86 systems.
Configurations, Options Announced for Sun Blade X8420 Server Module
Features AMD Opteron 8000 Series Processors
Configurations and options have been announced for the RoHS-compliant Sun Blade X8420 Server Module, which features the AMD Opteron 8000 series processor. This is the only blade server that offers 4-socket dual core2.4, 2.6 or 2.8GHz CPUs with 4GB DIMM whose prices are among the most competitive in high-end configurations.
Sun Visualization System for High Performance Computing
Scalable System Enables Interactive Collaboration
The Sun Visualization System for High Performance Computing integrates workstations, servers, networking, interconnects, graphics and innovative software to provide scalable and sharable visualization solutions. The Sun Visualization System can help organizations visualize and solve some of the world's most complex problems, improve analytical ability and innovation, heighten productivity, and speed time to market for complex designs.
Transitioning of Sun Fire V210, V240 and V440 Servers
New I/O Subsystem Supporting PCIe and PCI-X I/O Slots
The Sun Fire V210, V240 and V440 servers are being ended and replaced by the Sun Fire V215, V245 and V445 servers. The Sun Fire V215 servers and the entry-level Sun Fire V245 server offer faster processors than the predecessors.
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Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 106 Issues 3 and 4; Volume 107 Issues 1 and 2

Each week, we determine which articles have been most frequently referenced by logged-in subscribers to provide you with a list of the most popular articles for the last 4 issues. The top 10 articles for last week, Vol 107 Issue 2, were

  • New Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Solution: Solaris Cluster [17485]
  • Less Expensive Alternative to SSH [17491]
  • Sun Java CAPS Noted By Forrester Report [17495]
  • Sun Ultra 25, Sun Ultra 40 Workstations Offered at Discount [17489]
  • New Sun Blade X8420 Server Module Features 4-socket Dual-core 2.8GHz Processors [17486]
  • Sun Fire V100/V120 to Sun Fire V210/V240 Upgrade Program [17490]
  • Ask the Experts: The Open-Source Java Project [17483]
  • Security is About More than Products: The Systemic Approach [17478]
  • Sun Develops Insurance Industry IT Solutions [17467]
  • Groovy 1.0 Download Available [17476]
    Developer
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    New Plug-In and Third-Party Support for NetBeans 5.5 IDE
    Ricoh Contributed Code to NetBeans Mobility Pack for CDC
    New third-party support and contributions have been made to the NetBeans 5.5 IDE, including the NetBeans Mobility Pack for CDC 5.5 with code contributions from Ricoh Corporation. There is also a new plug-in for NetBeans 5.5 IDE from Intland Software that facilitates collaboration between remote teams.
    Project Phobos Web Application Framework
    Scripting Tool Enables Access to Java EE Stack
    In her Sun Developer article "New Technologies for Ajax and Web Application Development: Project Phobos," Jennifer Ball explains the attractive advantages of using the Project Phobos lightweight web application framework. Chiefly, they are that a developer can take advantage of everything a scripting language offers while still leveraging the power of the Java technology platform.
    EOL of Forte Developer 6 Update 2 Product
    Replaced by Sun Studio 11 Software

    Sun will end the Forte Developer 6 update 2 product and support for it. There will be no more versions of the Forte Developer tool suite. The replacement product is the Sun Studio 11.

    Sysadmin
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    Installation and Upgrade Resources for Solaris 10 6/06 OS
    First Time Installers to Advanced Sys Admin Documentation
    The BigAdmin Solaris Documentation Hub offers help with installing the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) whether you are installing it for the first time or are a more experienced sys admin who is looking for upgrade information or other documentation.
    Installation and User Guides for Solaris Trusted Extensions
    Release 1.0 Transition Guide Also Online
    What is the Solaris Trusted Extensions software package that is new to the Solaris 10 11/06 Operating System (Solaris OS) and how can you use it to its fullest potential? Here is a quick list of links to the documentation that is available on Solaris Trusted Extensions, including a user guide, a transition guide and a guide to installing and configuring the software.
    Sun Cluster 3.2 Administration Training Courses Available
    Discount Offered - See Videos for Software Features
    The latest version of the Solaris Cluster 3.2 was recently introduced (see article [17416]). There are new classes offering training in the new version. The weblog of the Solaris Cluster Engineering manager Nancy Chow posted details on a discount available for taking a combination of classes and a link to two videos about Sun Cluster.
    How to Use the Sun Java System Message Server MTA as a Mail Router
    Enables Routing Messaging Server Incoming Mail to Partners Through Specified Host
    Anthony Waldron's BigAdmin tech tip addresses the issue of "Routing Email to a Specific Domain by Using the Sun Java System Message Server MTA" shows how to selectively route all mails coming into a Messaging Server host to a specific remote MTA.
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